Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Services2
- Education Funding Strategies1
We work with high-net-worth individuals, couples and families, and we also offer experienced advice and guidance to businesses and other closely held enterprises.
The clients we serve have created significant wealth in a variety of ways. Each one of them, whether individual, family or business, is different—with distinct personalities and circumstances, and singular challenges and needs.
But they are similar in notable respects: They face complex wealth management issues that affect their futures, and they recognize the value of a strategy-based approach to wealth management delivered by a professional team that can work effectively with them and their existing tax and legal advisors.
Glenn Baumer is a strategy-oriented wealth management advisor with a broad knowledge base shaped by years in the financial services business. He has over 35 years of experience, offering advice and guidance to individuals, families and businesses. He appreciates the complexity of managing wealth today and is well aware of the stresses facing business owners and entrepreneurs. He speaks the language of business.
Breanne Pfeffer and Tiffany Nguyen are mature, attentive and responsive client service associates. They round out the team and are committed to delivering a client experience that exceeds your expectations.
A Holistic Approach to Wealth Structuring
Glenn doesn't hurry you into making investment decisions. He emphasizes discovering and understanding the financial risks, liquidity needs and time horizon in your life and then structuring your wealth and investments accordingly. Wealth structuring addresses issues ranging from funding your current lifestyle, to investments to meet education expenses, to the most efficient way to pursue legacy planning or philanthropic goals—and other investment objectives that may be important to you.
We believe the best financial strategy is the one that helps you pursue your goals. That's why, from the start, we talk about your aspirations and encourage you to ask questions about issues that matter most to you. Worried about managing future health care expenses? College on the horizon? Considering the sale of a business or purchase of a home? Preparing to pass your wealth to future generations? With access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, we will work with you to develop strategies designed to help address your financial needs.
We manage each relationship in a personal, customized way, and our process revolves around the client. The components of our process are based largely on the Merrill Lynch wealth management process, and we rely on a host of Merrill Lynch diagnostic and analytical tools to help you to develop your wealth strategy.
Glenn's primary objective is to help you come up with a customized strategic asset allocation that is aligned with your risk profile, and to structure an investment portfolio that is appropriately diversified for you. He considers your time horizon, tolerance for risk, liquidity needs, income needs and tax situation to make suggestions.
He believes in the value of outside professional investment management, and we work to complement our strength in strategic asset allocation with a similar skill in searching for and selecting appropriate managers for your portfolio. Using outside managers allows Glenn to consider a broader range of global asset classes.
For certain qualified investors, Glenn may recommend alternative investments to diversify more deeply.
Glenn's investment philosophy leans to the conservative side; he is not an aggressive investor who strives for unsustainable high returns.
*Some or all alternative investments may not be suitable for certain investors. Certain alternative investments carry significant risk and are not subject to the same regulatory oversight as mutual funds and other traditional investments. For these reasons, access to alternative investments may be limited to investors who are designated as sophisticated, high-net-worth investors.
As a gateway to the investment resources of Merrill Lynch and the banking convenience of Bank of America, we can amplify our value to you by offering access to services and products for every aspect of your financial life.
Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from industry publications. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.
Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” 2018, 2019
Supported by the global resources of Merrill, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.
The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.
Wealth Management Lending Officer NMLS # 1181094
Vice President, Retirement Plan Specialist
Our experts examine the forces that are changing the world – and how they may impact your life
We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, as well as banking, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America to help you pursue your goals. We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.
1Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2Banking products are offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By periodically checking in to discuss changes in your life and revisiting your financial strategy, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.
We'll meet with you periodically to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We'll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial strategy to help you stay on course.
Your life and goals change. We can help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial strategy.
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It’s easy to seamlessly integrate your Merrill Wealth Management and Bank of America banking accounts online and through our mobile apps with a single click
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Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, we can help you create a financial strategy that reflects your personality. Only then can we offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the ongoing advice you need to help you manage fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.
As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment strategy to pursue your goals.
We put you first, every day.
Getting to know you is our primary goal.
Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, we will build a strategy that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.